Bijapur is an ancient historical and cultural city that was established in 11th century during the Chalukya dynasty. It is 530 km away from Bangalore and nearby Belgaum. Known for its medieval monuments of Islamic architecture, Bijapur has the second largest dome in the world, the “Gol Gumbaz” and the first mosque in India, the “Jamai Masjid”. Historical mosques, palaces, canons, tombs, and dams here draw a large number of tourists to Bijapur every year. The city is well connected by rail and road.
Budget Hotels in Bijapur
Bijapur has a sizeable number of budget hotels. Some of them are Madhuvan International (Tariff-Rs. 950), Kanishka International Hotel (Tariff-Rs. 500), and Shashinag Residency Hotel (Tariff-Rs. 650).
The official language of Bijapur is Kannada. English is the alternate language used.
Events in Bijapur
Navaraspur Music Festival is an annual classical music concert held in January and February every year. A fair organized by Shri Siddheshwar temple during Makar Sankranti is also a popular event here.
Places to See in Bijapur
Swami Narayan temple, Ram Bagh temple, Basanta Vana, Malik-e-Maidan, Almatti Dam, Ibrahim Rouza, and Mehtar Mahal are key tourist landmarks in Bijapur.
How to Get There
Bijapur does not have an airport of its own. The nearest domestic airport to Bijapur is in Belgaum (205 km).
A couple of trains pass through and stop by at Bijapur.
Bangalore is approximately 682 km away from Bijapur. Around six operators offer bus services from Bangalore to Bijapur on a daily basis. Some of them are SRS Travels Bangalore and VRL Travels. Get online bus tickets to more than 4,000 destinations by logging on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking website of India
As a small village in Basavana Bagewadi Taluk in Bijapur District, Karnataka State, Almatti is located south of Bijapur. Agriculture is the main occupation here and the village is about 510kms from the State capital Bangalore. Recently a garden was constructed near the dam in the village making it a tourist attraction among the neighbouring villages. Almatti falls under the Belgaum division of Karnataka.
Places to Stay
While there are not many places to stay at Almatti, travellers can find very good and affordable accommodation in Bijapur, which is 45kms away. Hotels like Hotel Ashoka offer accomodations from Rs.500 onwards.
All annual religious festivals like Dussehra, Diwali, Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here.
Kannada is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
The newly constructed picnic spot – the seven terraced garden is a place to visit. The attractions are the boating and musical fountain. The artificial forest ‘Rock Hill’ which has ceramic flora and fauna is also a must see.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Sholapur Airport (132kms).
The nearest broad railway is at Bijapur.
The Almatti Bus Stand runs regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. Private bus operators like SRS Travels and VRL Travels run regular buses to and from the town. Book a bus ticket online and travel hassle free without standing in serpentine queues.